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UNESCO Heritage tour of South Korea 8D/7N
UNESCO Heritage tour of South Korea 8D/7N
HighLights:    Jeju Island - Busan - Ulsan - Gyeongju - Sokcho - Seoul
Tour Code:    KRVTA 0010
Category:    Escort Touring 7 -15 days

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All rates are quoted net to U.S. Dollars at current rate of exchange and are subject to change without prior notice because we reserve the right to correct any errors in rates quoted or calculated for any service, with immediate effect. We will use our reasonable endeavors to notify you of such corrections.

Compulsory gala dinners & peak season surcharges during public holidays (X'mas, New Year) apply for different periods at different hotels and will be advised at time of booking to different countries in Asia accordingly.

GROUP BOOKING POLICY
For group bookings of minimum 15 full-paying persons, the 16th person is free of charge in half-twin.
For group bookings of minimum 20 full-paying persons, the 21st person is free of charge in single room.

CHILD POLICY – FREE OF CHARGE FOR INFANT BELOW 2 YO
Package tours:
Children below 12 years old sharing room with 2 adults and requiring extra bed are granted 25% discount; children below 12 years old sharing room with 2 adults without extra bed are granted 45% discount.
Accommodation only:
No additional charge if children up to 11 years old shared room & existing beds with parents (no breakfast included). If an extra bed is requested, the applicable rate as per our tariff for an extra bed will be charged, which also includes breakfast


Deposit & Payment policy
The amount required for deposit will depend on the nature of your booking and will only be enough to cover cancellation fees imposed on VIP tour Asia by third parties in the event of "no-show" and as a demonstration that the booking is made in good faith.

Deposit of US $100,00 per booking ONLY is required upon confirmation of booking tour. You have peace of mind for months before departure dates. At that point, we would require full prepayment 60days before departure for all services by money transfer or credit card payment with all bank transfer  charges/ fees to be paid by the client.

All the tour packages on this website operate on a pre-payment basis. Payment can be made either using a major credit card at 2.27 credit card fee (Visa, Master card only) or 4% for American Express Credit card. We accept payment by credit card online or offline at your convenience. After receiving your payment, we will issue you the voucher and/or final confirmation itinerary, which can be sent to you by fax or email.

VIP tour Asia adds no extra charges on any method of payment other than those required by banks or credit providers involved. Also note that we add no extra/ hidden charges of any after your final confirmation. Options for payment depend on the guest's country of residence and will be explained in more detail during the booking process.

Prices & Fluctuation
Since prices represent low season twin share prices (unless otherwise clearly stated) and include all government levies and airport taxes as at the date of publication unless otherwise indicated. Please note that these levies and taxes are subject to change. Additionally, due to the fluctuation of currency, regrettably currency surcharges may be necessary. VIP tour Asia will without guarantee try to give clients who have paid deposits a grace period to pay in full in order to avoid any surcharge. However, the best way to avoid surcharges is to pay in full as soon as possible


Booking Amendment
Flexibility/ opening is our strongest point as we are working seriously. You can amend your booking when it is made. Just contact us at info@viptourasia.com with your booking number. Our reservation team is glad to amend your booking accordingly.


Cancellation policy
Non refundable deposit upon services confirmation
Cancellations will be charged as follows:
- >60 days before arrival: We guarantee 100% money back (US $100 administration & banking service fee per booking is forfeited)
- 30- 59 days before arrival: 10% cancellation charge.
- 15- 29 days before arrival: 40%
- < 14 days before arrival: 100%
- No show of unused services


Changes
We try best to not have to make any changes to your tour itinerary, howerver we sometimes do need to make changes based on the local situation. We reserve the right to modify the itinerary of your tour if air schedule or surface transportation changes, and/or events beyond our control make such alterations necessary.
If you have already booked with confirmation letter from us, we will let you know as soon as possible. We may offer you hotel/flight/sightseeing program alternatives in the same or higher standard if the original service is not available.

In case we cancel your confirmed reservations
we reserve the right to cancel your reservation if we have reasons to believe that your payment condition and/or health conditions may affect us to carry out the tour arrangements. We will remind you immediately and continuously about the payment status for the reserved services by e-mails or fax. We are not responsible for any inconvenience or loss caused by the cancellation.If we cancel your reservation after receipt of your full payment, we will refund full payment received within 15 days.
Please kindly understand that your co-operation for punctual payment will not only protect your reservation and ticket, but help us to serve you and others efficiently and smoothly.


Liability
VIP tour Asia acts as intermediary between the concerned airlines, hotels, transport operators and local tourist offices providing the services. VIP tour Asia is therefore not responsible for any loss, injury or damage sustained by tourists, including those occurring outside the tour programs. Additional expenses incurred due to delays, accidents, natural disaster, political actions and unrest must be borne by the passengers. Passengers are required to have full travel insurance.
Airline schedules and local conditions may affect accommodation and itineraries. Should this occur VIP tour Asia will endeavor to substitute a suitable arrangement of similar value. Programs, prices, services, and conditions are based on those valid at the time of printing and are therefore subject to change without advance notice before or during the tour. Participation in our services implies full agreement to the above conditions by all parties involved.

Passport & Entry visa
Your passport must be valid for at least six months following your entry date to your travel destinations.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of a valid passport and visa and all travel documents are valid for travel. Visa procedure or visa upon arrival is available upon your request.
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Travel insurance
Travel insurance is not included in your tour price. It is the passenger’s responsibility to verify whether his/ her local health insurance carrier provides coverage while traveling. Please contact your insurance carrier for details.
VIP tour Asia strongly advises that you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy to cover all aspects of your tour: the loss of deposits through cancellation, lost of baggage and personal items, personal injury and death. A waiver must be signed if insurance is declined.
If you wish to speak to us, please call our Reservation center at: +84 9 18 13 10 18 and live chat/ skype during our business office hours


Tour information
Most tours are available with daily departures. We further offer several seat-in-coach tours with fixed departure dates. Since flight schedules vary from day to day, schedules of sightseeing tours may sometimes require adjustment. Although VIP tour Asia offers a selection of accommodation at various hotels, it may not always be possible to confirm accommodation as requested due to very limited room capacities during certain periods and certain parts of Asia. Alternative accommodation can in some cases be at sub-standard hotels, which lack essential facilities. No refunds can be made for any shortcomings related to accommodation there. Visa fees are not included in the tour prices. Quote is included the English speaking guide only. (French, Italian, Spanish, German, Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Russian speaking guides can also be arranged at additional cost - subject to availability).

Important notice
We further would like to advise that, because of frequent flight changes and cancellations by certain airlines and visiting places close for maintenance/ seasonal reasons, we cannot fully guarantee that the proposed itinerary can be carried out as planned if any. Based on our experience changes of departure times and/or cancellations can occur at very short notice even after confirmations for a flight have been received. Same applies for train travel - schedule changes occur frequently and sometimes without prior notification.

In case of schedule changes or flight cancellation we will always try everything human possible to arrange an alternate program within the framework of the original quoted costs. However we reserve the right to charge any cost exceeding the original budget to the tour operator/travel agent or to the participant of a tour after consultation with the agent.

Day 1: Jeju Volcanic Island arrival (No meal)
Jeju volcanic island and lava tubes are listed by UNESCO as having outstanding natural significance to the common heritage of humanity. Jeju Island is the premier tourist destination in Korea because of its stunning natural scenery and superior tourist amenities. Scenic beaches, waterfalls, cliffs and caves exist in harmony, while the mild weather makes Jeju Island an even more ideal tourist site.

Upon arrival in Jeju you will be met by a tour guide. Your tour guide will first take you to the Jeju Folklore and Natural History Museum where you can see and experience a traditional thatched house in the local style, local crafts and folklore, as well as flora, insect and marine displays. Then you will visit Yongduam Rock (or Dragon Head Rock), a rock formation created by a volcanic eruption two million years ago. At 10 meters high and 30 meters long, Yongduam Rock is aptly named because its shape resembles a dragon’s head. Optional tour: Pony Show ($15 USD).        
        
Day 2: Jeju Volcanic Island (B/L/-)
Today the tour will take you to Jusangjeolli Cliff on the Daepo coast, a spectacular 2 km stretch of coastline with the prominent feature being hexagonal rock pillars, extraordinary rock formations produced from the rapid cooling and contraction of lava. Next you will visit the Yongmeori (or Dragon Head) Coast – an impressive and beautiful oceanside promenade of soaring, weather-blown cliffs. Note that Yongmeori closes during very high seas. If this is the case during your visit, you will instead visit Sangbanggulsa, a natural cave with fantastic views over the ocean. The tour continues to Spirited Garden Bunjae Artpia, the world’s largest botanical garden that is rich with trees nearly 300 years old as well as a variety of maple trees, wisterias and pine trees. It also boasts nearly 100 types of rare trees, 10,000 Jeju wild flowers, orchids and other various garden plants that together form a unique scenic harmony. Optional tour: Gyulimseong (Jeju’s indigenous tangerine farm) and Cruise (USD 17). On this optional tour, you will enjoy breathtaking scenery both on and under the sea, viewing beautiful secluded islets and waterfalls.

 

You will experience the beauty of Cheonjeyeon Waterfall, a three-tiered waterfall also named "the pond of God." Here the water from the first waterfall flows into a pond that pours into the second and then the third waterfall, and then flows into the sea. Next on the optional tour you will visit Yakchunsa, the largest Buddhist temple in Asia that features an 18-ton bell. It is a renowned place of worship and magnificence where Buddhists - and tourists - pray for their wishes to come true.
        
Day 3: Jeju Island > Busan > Ulsan (B/L/-)
Today you will check out of your hotel and begin the day’s tour at Tokkaebi Road (Mysterious Road) – a road on which your vehicle will strangely roll uphill if it is parked and in neutral. The tour continues at the Amethyst Factory and shopping center where you can find excellent quality Korean amethyst stones. Manjanggul Cave is the next stop on the tour. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the finest lava tunnels in the world. With a variety of interesting natural rock formations inside, it was created when lava deep in the Earth spewed out to the surface.
Next you will visit Seobjikoji, located at the end of Jeju Island’s eastern shore and renowned for its stunning coastline views. Here you will see green fields without a single tree spread beyond the cliff and rocks, as well as stone walls hugging the road as they lead to a lighthouse.

 

Next you will transfer to Jeju International Airport and fly to Busan (Gimhae) Airport. Upon arrival, your tour guide will meet you and drive you to downtown Busan. Busan is the second largest city in Korea and is surrounded by mountains and the East Sea. You will explore Jagalchi Fish Market, the largest seafood market in Korea. Built after the Korean War (1950~1953), Jagalchi is a fish market where you can experience the lifestyle of the Busan locals. The tour will continue to Yongdusan Park, a favorite park with local residents that supports 70 different kinds of trees and also features Busan Tower. Next you will drive to Ulsan City, well known for Hyundai Motor Company and Hyundai shipyard, one of the largest shipyards in the world. You will end the day by checking in at the Hyundai Hotel in Ulsan
        
Day 4: Ulsan > Gyeongju > Haeinsa Temple (B/L/-)
This morning you will check out of your hotel and take a stroll through Songlim (or Pine Tree) Park near Daewangam Rock on the eastern coast. This location is where King Munmu of the Shilla Dynasty (57 BC ~ 935 AD) died to be a dragon in defense of his motherland from Japanese invasion. Next, the tour will take you to the city of Gyeongju, a museum without walls. In 57 BC, at the time when Julius Caesar was subduing Gaul, Gyeongju became the capital of the Shilla Dynasty and remained so for about 1000 years.
Gyeongju preserves a large number of significant and fascinating historical and cultural sites, and has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. On the tour, you will visit Gyeongju National Museum, Cheomseongdae Astronomical Observatory and Seokguram Grotto, an artificial stone temple made of granite located on the eastern peak of Mt. Toham. Seokguram Grotto was built to preserve several statues, including Bonjon Statue as well as statues of Bodhi-Sattava and disciples, found inside the round-shaped main hall. Next you will move to Bulguksa Temple, a temple of splendid artistic beauty that is highly praised by visitors from all over the world. The last stop on the tour today is Gayasan National Park.
                
Day 5: Haeinsa Temple > Andong > Mountain Seorak (B/L/-)
After you check out in the morning, you will begin the day’s tour at Haeinsa Temple located in Gayasan National Park. Haeinsa Temple was founded by King Ae-Jang of the Shilla Dynasty (in 802 AD), and is well known for its famous treasure: the “Tripitaka Koreana.” This UNESCO World Heritage Site consists of 81,341 printing woodblocks made to repel the Mongolian army invasion with support of the Buddha.
                                       
Afterwards, you will visit Andong Hahoe Village. This village dates back to the Joseon Dynasty and has retained and preserved the original architecture of the housing structures. This World Heritage Site became famous after Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain visited the village several years ago. The last stop on the day’s tour is Sokcho, a busy port filled with fishing boats and commercial ships. Then you will check in at your hotel located close to the Sokcho seashore.        
        
Day 6: Mt. Seorak > Seoul(B/L/-)
The tour will begin at Mt. Seorak National Park. Here tall mountain peaks break through the clouds and jade-like water flows through the valleys, creating breathtaking views and making this Korea’s most famous national park. UNESCO designated this park a Biosphere Preservation District in 1982 due to the many rare species of flora and fauna found in the area. Next you will visit Sinheungsa Temple, an ancient temple built by the great monk Jajangyulsa (590 AD ~ 658 AD) on Mt. Seorak. Optional Tour: Gwongeumseong Cable Car ($15 USD). Here you can see Gwongeumseong Castle on the steep Dol Mountain of Mt. Seorak National Park. After sightseeing at Mt. Seorak National Park, you will continue to Seoul and check in to your hotel.
                
Day 7: Seoul > Hwaseong > Seoul (B/L/-)
Today you will begin the tour with a visit to Cheongwadae (the presidential residence) and Jongmyo Royal Shrine. The shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was the place of worship for the kings of the Joseon Dynasty (1392 ~ 1910). It is well known for its 600-year-old ritual ceremonies linking music, song and dance that continue to this day. Next you will tour Changdeokgung Palace. This UNESCO World Heritage Site served as the primary palace for Sejong, the ninth king of the Joseon Dynasty. The palace compound includes a public palace area, the royal family residence and the rear garden, which has been kept in its natural, wild state.

You will continue to Hwaseong Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Suwon City, a one-and-a-half hour drive south of Seoul. Hwangseong Fortress was built by King Jeongjo of the Joseon Dynasty in 1796. Interestingly, the fortress was built using both stone and brick, and a system of pulleys was used to lift the heavy materials and reduce construction time. While most structures of this size and stature during this era took nearly 10 years to build, the ingenious pulley system reduced the construction time to a mere 33 months – a pioneering achievement!
        
Day 8: Seoul Departure (B)
Today is the last day of the tour. After breakfast at your hotel, you are free to explore the fascinating city of Seoul on your own before transfer to the airport for departure.

Our tour prices as programmed are inclusive of transfers and tours with guide, accommodation in shared twin rooms with daily breakfast, meals as specified in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner), entrance fees,  daily bottle of mineral water, the cost for planning, handling and operating the tour as programmed, Exclusive & Personalized services, No extra charge for Amendment, 24/7 online Support, Best rate Guaranteed!.

Not included are international air tickets in/out, all internal airfares, optional tours, insurance, visa handling, tips, personal expenses.

Notes:
- Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustments without prior  notice.
- We would like to reiterate at this point that whilst we are confident that our tariffs are competitive, we are as sure about our service quality. Surcharges for compulsory gala dinners during festive and peak seasons will be advised at time of booking.
- Our support team, guides and drivers has been carefully selected and trained to ensure your clients’ holiday linger as a warm and pleasant memory for many years to come. We remain at your disposal if you require any further assistance or information.

 

HOTELS USED IN TARIFF

Cheju island Jeju Lotte Hotel or similar (****) http://www.lottehoteljeju.com
Gyeongju         Haeinsa Tourist Hotel or similar (***) http://www.haeinhotel.co.kr
Ulsan      Hyundai Hotel or similar (****) http://www.hyundaihotel.com
Sokcho      Maremons Hotel or similar (*****) http://www.hotelmaremons.com
Seoul Fraser Place Hotel or similar (****) http://www.fraserplace.co.kr

 

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